Situated at the junction of the C14 and the C24 Solitaire is a much frequented stopover for visitors to Sossusvlei, the Naukluft Mountains and Walvis Bay. The laid-back settlement of Solitaire provides petrol, tire repair, a post office and a supermarket; all of which can be scarce in this pristine but desolate area.

Solitaire’s claim to fame is the Namibia’s best apple crumble made by Big Moose. The Namibian baker also makes famous bread and was visited by Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman on their Long Way Down.